19 Nov 2007
Boston Magic - Night 2 (2AUD Mix)
TD BankNorth Garden, Boston, MA
01- "Man On The Flying Trapeze"
02- RADIO NOWHERE
04- LONESOME DAY
05- GYPSY BIKER
08- REASON TO BELIEVE
09- DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
10- CANDY'S ROOM
11- SHE'S THE ONE
12- LIVIN' IN THE FUTURE
13- THIS HARD LAND
14- 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)
15- THE E STREET SHUFFLE
16- WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY
01- DEVIL'S ARCADE
02- THE RISING
03- LAST TO DIE
04- LONG WALK HOME
06- Foodbank Intro
07- GIRLS IN THEIR SUMMER CLOTHES
08- TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
09- KITTY'S BACK
10- BORN TO RUN
11- AMERICAN LAND
12- INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET [28 Nov 2007]
13- GROWIN' UP [11 Nov 2007]
Downloaded from Jungleland
Mix of two audience recordings
Source 1 lineage: Edirol R9 @ 16 bit /dpa 4061 mics
Source 1 taper/source: JB
Source 2 lineage: AT933 hypercardioid capsules > Sound Professionals battery box, bass roll off at 95 > Edirol R-09
Source 2 taper/source: bossman284
Notes from info file:
- Thanks to "JB" for his previously uncirculated audience recording (and his patience).
- Mixed with "bossman284"'s audience recording - thanks bossman284!
- Tour premieres of "This Hard Land" & "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out".
Notes from Backstreets.com:
Amid rumors that Danny Federici's health would prevent him from making the trip to Europe next week, Bruce and the E Street Band closed out their North American leg with a stunner of a show in Boston. And while we believe strongly in respecting his privacy, we simply can't talk about this night without talking about Danny. His talent, the band's love for the man, the crowd's love for the man -- all were there for all to see. This show was all about Dan Federici. The setlist (and oh, what a setlist) was clearly crafted with him in mind. There were the two tour premieres -- "This Hard Land" giving Danny a stretched-out solo spot, "Tenth Avenue Freeze-out" recalling the formation of the E Street Band, of which Danny was of course a founding member (easy to forget that only he, Clarence, and Garry go all the way back). And then the three songs from those Wild & Innocent early days -- reprising the "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)"/"E Street Shuffle" two-fer from Albany, and adding "Kitty's Back" for good measure -- all of which gave Danny chances to shine.
Federici's "Kitty" solo, at Bruce's urging, went on and on. "Sandy," too, was a spotlight moment, with Danny strapping on the accordion; bringing him front and center, Bruce called out, "Ladies and Gentlemen, winner of the Ted Mack Amateur Hour!" Tossed-off ad lib that it was, that remains a significant moment to me as I think back on the show today. It was a night of good humor. It was a night of musicianship, of history, of shared history, and of the joy of making music together in the present moment. It wasn't a maudlin night. There was no overt reference to any leave of absence, certainly no mention of any health issues. What do you do in the face of those things instead? You get up there and play. And they played their hearts out. "Darkness" was ablaze. The whacked-out funk coda of "E Street Shuffle" was a killer, with Max going nuts on the drums. "The Rising" was more determined than I've heard it since '03. "Tenth Avenue Freeze-out" was a blast, and wicked tight, even with a way-loose Peter Wolf up there shakin' it with Patti.
And what else do you do? If you're Nils, you spend as much time as you can up on the organ riser, playing shoulder-to-shoulder. If you're Bruce, you head over to Danny during the bows at show's end and throw your arm around him, with a look on your face that says "godammit, I know we said we weren't going to talk about this tonight, but you can't stop me from doing this," and you bring him to the center of the pack, and he takes a bow of his own. And if you're the crowd, you chant "Danny! Danny! Danny!" It was as spontaneous as the "E Street Band" chant at Madison Square Garden on July 1, 2000 -- with fewer dry eyes, I imagine, both onstage and off.